Christmas TV Party 2014: Randall Buie, Henderson, Nevada
1) What is the first Christmas special you remember watching?
Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol -- It was my first introduction to the Dickens' story. I have never understood why the opening credits state "Freely adapted from . . " since there is so much that is verbatim from the Dickens' story.
2) Name one Christmas program/movie you enjoy watching all year round.
Jack Benny "Jack Goes Christmas Shopping". This program was performed on radio for more than a decade with few updates and was still fresh and funny with each broadcast.
|Henry Winkler in An American Christmas Carol, 1979.|
3) Name one overlooked, or under-appreciated Christmas program.
An American Christmas Carol Filmed during Henry Winkler's height of fame, this showed his range. An interesting take on the Dickens' classic. Well acted and well staged.
4) Send us to 3 places on the internet.
The Official Stu's Show Web Site a weekly internet talk show, nicknamed "TV on the radio for Baby Boomers"
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol official site from the author of the book that tells all about the first prime time animated special
Christmas Comic Covers Cavalcade 2013 A site that shows various Christmas related comic book covers from the the 40s to the 90s
|Unsure of himself, Sheldon tries to select from gift baskets for Penny on The Big Bang Theory.|
5) What are your 3 favorite Christmas episodes of a TV sitcom or drama?
Jack Benny "Jack Goes Christmas Shopping"
MASH "Death Takes a Holiday" -- The surgeons keep a corpse alive until December 26 and Charles distributes candy anomalously.
Big Bang Theory "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" Sheldon is given a napkin that has been autographed by Leonard Nimoy.